dennis;;final fantasy;;type;;event;;square enix Dennis "CallMeBackdraft" Aspers The day before the release of Final Fantasy Type 0 HD, we (and anybody that signed up for it) got a chance to get a hands-on experience of this HD Console remake of the PSP game. Not only did we actually play FF Type 0 HD, we also got our first glimpse of Final Fantasy XV.

FINAL FANTASY TYPE 0 HD: PRE-RELEASE PARTY

By Dennis "CallMeBackdraft" Aspers & Claudia Dumee on March 20, 2015

The day before the release of Final Fantasy Type 0 HD, we (and anybody that signed up for it) got a chance to get a hands-on experience of this HD Console remake of the PSP game. Not only did we actually play FF Type 0 HD, we also got our first glimpse of Final Fantasy XV.


So here we are at the Park Theatre in Eindhoven, where we are welcomed by the Party Crew and receive our ticket for a 20 minute play session. After we went down some stairs we saw the first of many Cosplayers that were attending this party. On this epic journey we encountered the likes of Cloud Strife, Vincent Valentine and Squall Leonhart. It really drained our energy, so we quickly felt the need for a refill of our dwindling powers. Luckily the local potion brewer has something for everyone; his potion supply ranged from Frozen Moogle to Torn Very Berry and from Red Materia Potion to Haste drink.

With our magical powers fully restored we find ourselves a bit peckish so we continue our path to the local chef. He provides us with much needed rations: some Cactuar and Tomato monster Salad on a bed of Gysalh greens and a Behemoth Burger. Our Magic is restored, our bellies are full, so it’s time to go to work. Our attention is drawn to the 4K television set on which they just started a playthrough of the upcoming FFXV. And let us just say this: it looked Fantas-tic (see what we did there).


Final Fantasy XV will be an open world game of which the environments have been shaped and crafted into a beautiful living and breathing masterpiece. The developer ensures us that all NPC’s you encounter are put there with a purpose, so no one should look like he or she is just standing around waiting for you to arrive at his location, just to give you some frivolous information. The mission we saw was to slay a Behemoth called Deadeye. But as always: before you can slay it, you’ll have to find it. First thing you will notice when playing this game is that the combat system has been changed quite a bit; no more cut scenes when battles start but just walking into a fight in this open world. During fights there are no “arena” boundaries to which you are confined so you can just as easily keep running and ignore the beasts that would like nothing more than to drive there claws into your skull.

After a short teaser of the fan-favorite bird, none other then Chocobo, we returned to find Deadeye, which didn’t take all that long. Once we found it we had to sneakily follow it through the fog and by doing this find its lair because Ignis (one of the party members) had a cunning plan. So after a short while, we arrive at the lair, only to find Deadeye fast asleep. Ignis starts explaining his plan, and the party starts to setup a trap and lure Deadeye into it. With Deadeye in the trap one well placed explosion should put him down… right?! We’ll let you figure that out for yourselves by playing the Demo or the full game (if you didn’t pre order Final Fantasy Type 0 HD). We were promised 5 hours of gameplay in the FF XV Demo and a whopping 110 Hours of gameplay in the full game.


Now on to the star of the show, the game that lends its name to the party: FF Type 0 HD. We got a short 20 minute session to play it but, like we’ve come to expect from a true FF title, the little bit of time we got didn’t even scratch the surface of what is to come. So when we went home we simply had to fire up the promotional copy of the game, we received the day before the release party. So if you can’t find us these next couple of days, that’s probably because we are still immersing ourselves in its rich and colorful world and fantastic gameplay. So come back in a couple of days to see the full review of this game.


FINAL FANTASY TYPE 0 HD: PRE-RELEASE PARTY
Square Enix
March 19, 2015